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How many of you don't like the retro look?

Old 12-06-07, 07:36 PM
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How many of you don't like the retro look?

I see alot of comments about this in this forum and I am torn between the retro look and the more modern look. To me they both have their appeal.
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If you're torn, do what I did ... get a bicycle with a semi-compact frame and wider tubing, and put on a Brooks saddle with a Carradice bag.
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Old 12-06-07, 07:40 PM
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Both are fine, I prefer modern.
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Originally Posted by terry b
Both are fine, I prefer modern.
Me too.

I like big tubes.
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I myself prefer the modern-retro look. Older frame with some newer components. Or is that the retro-modern look?

I get confused....
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i like steel frames and nice componentry that works well.
i like bikes with thin tubes..Columbus ELOS is as big as I like it.
Ergo rocks, but downtube has its appeal.
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Me too. Nice old steel frames with some chrome and modern groups. Sleek and functional.

I think that both are good looking when done well. Both can also be ugly as sin. Two examples of ugly would be the Pinarello prince and 80s celeste (they look like those Forest Service trucks).
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I love seeing new carbon bikes with non-earo wheels and small-diameter round tubes. Just me.
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What most riders would consider "retro" was actually "modern" when I started riding. Man, I feel old.

That said, I prefer modern.
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race modern, cruise retro.
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I put some open pros with 32h 3x lacing on my 595. They're great for training and I like pretending like I don't need all the aero help I can get


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I like modern tubing and 10 speed shifting. But I also like bar end shifters and non-anatomic bars. I prefer threadless stems to quills. I guess I'm a neo retrogrouch with a modernist fetish...
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Modern. Tho retro has it's appeal.
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I prefer modern. That said, I do appreciate and love the ride of my moltini and cream titan. The Columbus SLX lugged frame looks great with the classic 10 speed campy. I'll admit though, out of all my bikes the steelie is the one I've come closest to selling.

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You should have made this thread a poll. Otherwise, getting any 'numbers' as your title suggests, would be an ordeal.
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Both... they each have something to offer. What I don't like is a bad combination of the two. There's a right way, and a horribly wrong way to do that.
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[QUOTE=Ramjm_2000;5760439]I prefer modern. That said, I do appreciate and love the ride of my moltini and cream titan. The Columbus SLX lugged frame looks great with the classic 10 speed campy. I'll admit though, out of all my bikes the steelie is the one I've come closest to selling.

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such a sweet looking ride ( i know i've said it before...)
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I have a deep seated hatred of quill stems.
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one thing that should never be combined are large diameter tubes and lugs, haven't seen one yet though.

I've always liked the look of how CAAD8/9 frames looked with those oversized tubes.
I, however, still like the slimness of my lugged rossin and miyata
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Steel track bike with deep dish carbon rims. Record Pista cranks, big @ss flange hubs, and to completely *******ize it: a big, massive, mean looking FSA aero chainring.

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Modern tubing and graphics, but standard frame geometry. None of this compact sloping crap.
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Originally Posted by Machka
If you're torn, do what I did ... get a bicycle with a semi-compact frame and wider tubing, and put on a Brooks saddle with a Carradice bag.
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Hey, if you can't get a picture in front of a white garage door, I guess a green dinosaur is the next best thing.

I father-in-law just agreed to give me his 80's-90's bianchi (celeste ), so I'll let you know if I like it more than my more modern 2004 Raleigh. I really love the retro look, except for the forks. I know it's weird, but I love a big ol' fatty aero fork.

I do get worried climbing on something with tubes that are skinnier than my middle finger though. I know I shouldn't, but I do.
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modern no question.
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Pcad is the retro look.



When you hit a certain age, your cycling getup can't mask the retro.
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